Lena Hugo is based in Pretoria, South Africa. She focuses on pastel drawings, but throughout her career, her mediums have also included charcoal, oils, fibre arts and relief printing. Her highly finished, detailed, expressions of people are mostly depictions of South African and migrant hand labourers and her fibre artworks were often made from their clothing.
“I believe that women are strong. Not only spiritually, but physically as well. They have the ability to protect themselves, each other, children, nature and even men against harm.
Give her a crown, for me, is a message through art from a woman whom has been underestimated and won, to all the women out there who constantly needs to fight a battle to prove themselves. A Message that says that she can be, and already is, not just the survivor, but the glorious victor of her story.“